Bĕi Fāng Bā Tiān
The Northern Eight Heavens.
Zǐ Dù Jìng Míng Tiān
'At the Purple limits, everything is still and brilliant' Heaven.
Dì Chén Bó Cì Gōng
Emperor 'With sincere feeling, for the Uncle (Bo), are the times of respect'.
Jù Hún Chú Xié Tiān
'With Words (Ju) the Superior Vital Spirit (Hun)
is divided away from the Perverse' Heaven .
Dì Wĕi Fáng Jì Hòu
Emperor 'At the Tail-end,
the houses of the Constellation are Avoided during their Seasons'.
Zhèng Chá Gāo Xuán Yí Zhēn Tiān
'At the first month of the lunar year,
scrutinizing the High Profound (Gao Xuan) will show the truth' Heaven.
Dì Dǎo Jī Lù Kāi
Emperor 'The island's foundation was written down in the open'.
Xuán Fú Xū Xiá Tiān
'The Dark Charm (Xuan Fu),
Void-Emptiness (Xu) it has jurisdiction over' Heaven.
Dì Mì Guān Fù Líng
Emperor 'With fine and meticulous observation
attends to the Marvellous Power (Ling)'.